Faculty Impact

Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.

Sarah Williams PROFESSOR WILLIAMS INVITES SHELL OIL SECURITIES COUNSEL JOSEPH BABITS FOR A VIRTUAL VISIT TO DICKINSON LAW

October 2021 — Prof. Sarah Williams recently invited U.S. Securities Counsel for Royal Dutch Shell, plc as a guest lecturer in Dickinson Law’s Federal Securities Regulation class. Mr. Babits discussed his journey from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to one of the largest gas companies in the world. He shared his experiences defending Shell in U.S. government investigations, and the company’s efforts to address climate change. Full story

Titichia Jackson PROFESSOR TITICHIA JACKSON TO PRESENT AT 17TH ANNUAL NATIONAL BLACK PRE-LAW CONFERENCE AND LAW FAIR 2021

October 2021 — October 2021 — On Saturday, November 20, 2021, Professor Titichia Jackson will present at the 17th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2021. Professor Jackson will discuss “African Americans and the Bar Exam: Overcoming the Obstacles of the Final Rite of Passage to Becoming a Lawyer.” Full story

Medha Makhlouf PROFESSOR MEDHA D. MAKHLOUF PRESENTS AT PUBLIC HEALTH LAW CONFERENCE

September 2021 — The American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Network for Public Health Law hosted the virtual Public Health Law Conference from September 20-23, 2021. Professor Medha D. Makhlouf presented on a panel devoted to Immigration Law and Public Health. Full story

Sara Gerke PROFESSOR GERKE GUEST-LECTURED AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY

August 2021 — Professor Sara Gerke was invited as a guest lecturer at McGill University. She lectured on the ethical and legal aspects of artificial intelligence in health care. Full story

Professor Gaudion PROFESSOR GAUDION SELECTED TO PRESENT AT 49TH ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION, AND INTERNET POLICY (TPRC49)

September 2021 — Professor Amy C. Gaudion was selected to present at the 49th Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy, hosted by TPRC. The conference will take place virtually from September 22-24, 2021. Professor Gaudion will present her work-in-progress, “Answering the Cyber Oversight Call.” Full story 

Professor Donelson PROFESSOR DONELSON TO PRESENT AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW FACULTY WORKSHOP SERIES

September 2021 — Professor Raff Donelson has been invited to present on natural punishment as a part of the University of Illinois College of Law’s Faculty Workshop Series. The workshop will be virtual and open to Illinois faculty only. Full story

Dean Dodge DEAN DODGE ESSAY ACCEPTED FOR NEW BOOK ON SUPPORTING FIRST-GENERATION LAW STUDENTS

September 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, had his essay proposal, “Supporting First Generation Intersectional Identities by Creating Space for the LGBTQIA+ Community” accepted for publication with Carolina Academic Press in the book titled, “Fostering First Generation Success and Inclusion: A Guide for Law Schools.” Full story 

Professor Gaudion PROFESSOR GAUDION INVITED TO GIVE LECTURE AS PART OF U.S. ARMY HERITAGE AND EDUCATION CENTER'S 2021-22 SERIES ON CYBER WAR

September 2021 — Professor Amy C. Gaudion was invited to give an address as part of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Cyber War. The lecture will take place on September 16, 2021, and is part of a year-long series examining cyber conflicts, and featuring other scholars, including Professor Peter Campbell of Baylor University, and Peter W. Singer, noted author and Strategist and Senior Fellow at New America. Full story

Professor Donelson PROFESSOR DONELSON INVITED TO PRESENT ON POLICING AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES

September 2021 — Professor Raff Donelson will be featured in the upcoming seminar on Policing and Political Philosophy, presented by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Professor Donelson’s presentation is entitled “Hobbes and America’s Police Problem.” Full story

Professor Gaudion PROFESSOR GAUDION PUBLISHED BLOG POST ON THE NEED TO REFORM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S VULNERABILITIES EQUITIES PROCESS IN WAR ROOM

September 2021 — Professor Amy C. Gaudion published It’s Time to Reform the U.S. Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP) on War Room, the online journal of the United States Army War College on September 2, 2021. Full story